Rivers in full flow, overflowing drains cause property damage in Dehradun
Considerable rainfall in Dehradun and surrounding hills on Monday caused the rivers to flow in full spate even as drains were unable to handle the flow of rainwater. The resulting waterlogging caused considerable damage in various localities of Dehradun. The combination of rivers in spate and overflowing drains caused a flood-like situation in the areas including Panchpuri, Teachers Colony and Sahastradhara Road. Due to the damaged drains in Shri Dev Suman Nagar and Teachers Colony of Govindgarh area, the houses of several people were flooded with water damaging their properties. According to a resident of Govindgarh area, one of the walls of her house fell down due to heavy rainfall that destroyed some household items too.
Talking about this, the district magistrate Ashish Kumar Shrivastava stated that the district administration is aware of these incidents and therefore, the team of SDMs and ADMs was sent to the affected areas as soon as the administration got the information. He said that this is the monsoon season and some people might face some issues during heavy rainfall but the administration is here to resolve them. The administration is getting many calls in the district disaster control room regarding this matter and the help is being provided to the citizens, added Shrivastava.
The operators of the Disaster Control Room of the Municipal Corporation of Dehradun stated that more than 15 complaints were received regarding waterlogging on Sunday and Monday. “We received the complaints regarding the waterlogging and flooding in homes of some areas and the team from the municipal corporation was sent there immediately with the required equipment,” said one of the operators. Meanwhile, the Rispana, Bindal and Tamasa river in Dehradun city were in full flow following the heavy rains. In Raipur area, the police rescued a man who was stuck with his car in a nullah. Similarly, in Sahaspur area, the police rescued two persons who got stranded on an island after water level in the Asan river rose rapidly. In Dehradun city, the Pradesh Congress Committee president Pritam Singh and other party leaders visited some of the affected areas.
Tuesday, 11 August 2020 | PNS | Dehradun
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